The international rating agencies Moody's Investors Service and Scope Ratings have given the future CECONOMY AG ("CECONOMY") ratings of Baa3 (Moody's) and BBB- (Scope) with a stable outlook. Thus the future CECONOMY will, as planned, receive an investment grade rating when independently listed on the stock exchange after the spin-off of the wholesale and food business to the METRO Wholesale & Food Specialist AG (the future METRO AG).
According to Moody's the reason for the appraisal is above all the business size, the wide regional positioning and the multi-channel capability of the future CECONOMY. Scope likewise highlights the strong presence of the company in the European consumer electronics markets and the solid balance sheet resources.
Moody’s is one of the world's leading rating agencies. Scope is positioned as an alternative European provider of credit ratings.